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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Criminal Sentence 424: It's Criminal

From an article about escaped murderers:

"In 1991, Province and Rodacker were on leave from jail when they attacked Norman Knoblich..."

Nothing grammatically wrong here, but this is the very definition of a Criminal Sentence. Since when do prisoners get to go on leave from jail?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"In 1991, Province and Rodacker were on parole when they attacked Norman Knoblich..."

Westley said...

I suppose you could assume that they were on parole, but I have heard of low security prisons releasing prisoners for weekend leaves! :-(

Anonymous said...

Would it be work furlough?

Anonymous said...

furlough?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

The article didn't explain, but I thought the idea of being on leave from jail was appalling. Any police officer types willing to explain it to the grammar types?

Mena said...

You shouldn't have to assume anything when reading this kind of article, though.

Mercedes said...

Come to Argentina! This is possible!

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Thanks, Mercedes.